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Grants approved for cyclone victims in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund two grants totalling $3.188 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to cyclone victims in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

     Announcing the grants today (June 17), a spokesman for the Government said that the Committee hoped that the two grants íV one of $1.188 million for Sri Lanka and one of $2 million for Bangladesh íV would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

     "To ensure that the money would be used for the designated purposes, ADRA China would be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed," the spokesman said.

Ends/Friday, June 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:14


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